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Porte du fort romain de Tisavar - Ksar Ghilane - Tunisie

KSAR GHILANE ONE NIGHT IN THE TUNISIAN DESERT

FROM DJERBA

La source d'eau chaude de Ksar Ghilane - Tunisie

KSAR GHILANE 2 DAYS ONE NIGHT IN THE TUNISIAN DESERT
DEPARTING FROM DJERBA

We will pick you up at 7:30 am, in front of your place of stay in Djerba, then leave for Ksar Ghilane via the ancient Roman road.

During our journey, admire the superb semi-desert landscapes of the Berber region. We will offer you flexible stops to capture these magnificent scenes in photographs and to take breaks as needed.

Our first destination will be Sebkhet el Melah, a salt lake with surprisingly variable hues.

Then we will explore the ksar Oued Soltane, famous for being the setting for some Star Wars scenes.

Before lunch, we will take a guided tour of the picturesque Berber village of Chenini, which is prettily perched on a hill.

For lunch, we will go to a local restaurant in Guermassa.

After having eaten our fill, we will head for Ksar Ghilane.

 

Here, the arid landscape gradually turns into a desert of ocher sand.
 

In Ksar Ghilane, you will have the opportunity to do a ride on the back of  dromedary for €15/h, or a quad tour for €30/h.
 
These activities will be payable directly on site.
 
After a coffee break and a moment of relaxation in the oasis, we will embark in the 4X4 to reach our Saharan camp, which is 20 km in the desert south of Ksar Ghilane.
 
The camp offers all the necessary comfort and is organized around a restaurant-bar. It has Saharan tents, and the sanitary and kitchen facilities are worthy of a three-star hotel.
 
You will participate in the traditional ceremony of baking bread in the sand. After a tasty meal, you can stroll through the dunes, enjoy the silence of the desert and, weather permitting, admire the starry sky.
 
You will then spend the night in the Tunisian desert, under a private tent.
 
The next day, after breakfast and a moment of freedom in the desert, we will head to Matmata, famous for its troglodyte houses and for having been the setting for certain Star Wars scenes.

Lunch will be with the locals in the village of Tamezret.

 
After these two days of adventure and discovery, and the night in the Tunisian desert, we will return to Djerba and you will be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the afternoon.

Le campement saharien de Zmela dans le désert tunisien à Ksar Ghilane. Tunisie.
Le désert tunisien à Ksar Ghilane - Tunisie

 

You will explore many fascinating places in Tunisia.

 

Let us give you a brief explanation of what you might expect to see at each location.

  • Sebkhet el Melah: It is a salt lake located in the south-east of Tunisia, near the island of Djerba. It offers breathtaking landscapes, with colors that change according to light and temperature. It is very popular with photographers.

  • Ksar Oued Soltane: This is one of the best preserved ksars (Berber fortifications) in Tunisia. It was used as a setting for the Star Wars film, in particular as the location of the "House of Slaves" in Episode I - The Phantom Menace.
     

  • Chenini: It is a Berber village perched on a hill, with traditional stone houses that blend into the natural landscape. The view of the valley from the top of the village is breathtaking.
     

  • Guermassa: This is another authentic Berber village in Tunisia, located on a hill. It is famous for its underground mosque and offers a unique cultural experience.
     

  • Ksar Ghilane: It is one of the doors of the Tunisian desert, located in the south of the country. Here, the rocky landscape gives way to a desert of golden sand dunes. You can go for a camel ride or simply admire the incredible landscape.In a Saharan camp located 20 km from there, after a delicious dinner you will sleep in the desert under a private tent. 

  • Matmata: This unique village is famous for its troglodyte houses, which are dwellings carved into the rock. They keep you cool on hot summer days and warm on cold winter nights. Matmata became world famous for serving as the home setting of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movie.

 

Don't forget to pack sunscreen, water, a hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun, not forgetting scarves if you want to go quad biking, as well as your camera to capture the magnificent landscapes!

 

Have a good trip!

PROGRAM OF EXCURSION UNE NIGHT IN THE TUNISIAN DESERT

Day 1

  • Departure in 4x4 from your place of stay in Djerba, direction Tataouine.

  • Photo break at the Sebkhet el Melah salt lake

  • Visit of the Tataouine market (If open).

  • Visit of Ksar Ouled Soltane

  • Guided tour of the Berber village of Chenini. 

  • Lunch in a restaurant in Guermassa.

  • Road to Ksar Ghilane, an oasis surrounded by immense ocher sand dunes. 

  • Possibility of camel or quad rides (optional).

  • Bathing in the hot spring (if you feel like it).

  • Departure by the track for the night in the desertTunisian, towards the Saharan camp.

  • Installation, sunset over the desert, sand bread baking ceremony.

  • Dinner and overnight in the Tunisian desert in private tents.

 

Day 2

  • Breakfast and free time in the desert dunes.

  • Departure for Matmata via Berber village of Tamezret.

  • Lunch at the inhabitant in Tamezret.

  • Visit of a troglodyte house and discovery of the lunar landscape offered by the region. 

  • Return to your place of stay in Djerba at the end of the afternoon.

Maison troglodytique de Matmata - Tunisie
Excursion à Ksar Ghilane et la région Berbères

Excursion à Ksar Ghilane et la région Berbères

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PRICES FOR THE 2-DAY KSAR GHILANE EXCURSION

ONE NIGHT IN THE TUNISIAN DESERT

For 5 people, price per person
€180
For 4 people, price per person
€210
For 3 people, price per person
€250
For 2 people, price per person
€340

The price includes: Transport by private 4WD

The services of an ONTT* approved guide.

Full board, lunchfrom the first day

at lunch on the last day.

the entrance fees to the visits planned in the program

 

Excluded from the rate: National or international flights - Drinks 

Optional extra activities - Tips and personal purchases.

*Tunisian National Tourist Office

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